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Approx Length (c. 8.5mm) Wingspan (13-17mm)
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Commophila aeneana
Orange Conch

(Hübner, 1800)952 / 49.113

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: Rare in Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded cochylid that flies around sunset and can be found during the daytime on the larval foodplant during May, June and July. The larvae feed on the rootstock of Senecio jacobaea. They hibernate in the stem prior to pupation in the year following oviposition.

Identification: A strikingly coloured moth that cannot be mistaken. The bright orange, with yellow and black with metallic reflections is well camouflaged on the flowers. More Info

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 8 (14%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1948.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/07/2021126TL85 - Brockley/Alpheton
23/06/2021226TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
12/06/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
05/06/2021226TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
01/06/2020326TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 13-17mm
Flight: May to July
Foodplant:   Ragwort (roots)
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2021. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021
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